Mattapoisett Ensign Fleet 76

The local Ensign class from Mattapoisett Fleet 76 had an excellent showing at this year’s regional regatta. Fleet 76 regally races every Tuesday night in Mattapoisett Harbor during the months of June, July and August. The Ensign class is one of the largest full keel one design classes in the country. The Mattapoisett Fleet 76 […] Read more »

Plumb Library Looks Forward to Expansion

“Right now we’re waiting for permits,” said Gail Roberts, director of the Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library, “We’ve been waiting a long time.” It was eight years ago, when she was being interviewed for the director position, that Roberts first recognized the potential of expanding the library into the basement. Since then, a steady flow […] Read more »

Keeping the Community Afloat

The communities of our Tri-Town are special, and what makes them special are the people who live in them, the people who work in them, govern them, and those that volunteer their time for the highest good of their town. This is why, once a year, we at The Wanderer are excited to bring forward […] Read more »

Author Talk at the Elizabeth Taber Library

Join us at the Elizabeth Taber Library on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 pm, for a book reading, discussion, and signing with Deborah Doucette, author of The Forgotten Roses. Deborah Doucette began her writing career as a free-lance journalist subsequently writing the non-fiction book Raising Our Children’s Children: Room In The Heart. Her novel, The […] Read more »

Summer Members Art Show is Back

The Members’ Art Shows, which take place twice a year in winter and in summer, are Marion Art Center Executive Director Deborah Bokelkamp’s favorite annual shows at the MAC. “The members’ shows have always been a big part of what we do,” said Bokelkamp at the July 19 opening reception for the exhibition. “It always […] Read more »

Businesses Prevail Through ZBA Hearings

Mattapoisett’s Zoning Board of Appeals heard only two applications during the July 18 meeting, but both pushed Mattapoisett further into the 21st century than ever before. The meeting for just two applications also took a fair amount of time, nearly four hours. When everything was said and done, these businesses received what they came for […] Read more »

Where Houses Speak

He warned us that he’d jump from current day to many centuries prior, so we strapped on our virtual seat belts and began our journey. Speaking almost without pause except when passersby cheerily greeted him with a “Good to see you,” Seth Mendell transported us during his walking tour of Mattapoisett. This special event was […] Read more »

Can I get a volunteer

Ladies and Gentlemen, can I get a volunteer? When we hear these words it brings us back to a magic show or the circus or perhaps a performance at the New England aquarium. In my younger years, I attended such a show and did raise my hand to be part of the sea lion performance. […] Read more »

ORR Class of 1965

A committee of the Old Rochester Regional High Class of 1965 has started planning their fifty-year reunion in the summer of 2015. If you graduated from ORRHS in 1965, please email your current address to as well as any current addresses of classmates and teachers with which you have kept in touch. It’s been […] Read more »

Committee Tours Town House, Envisions its Future

From basement to bell tower, members of the Town House Study Committee examined, explored, and envisioned the future of the Town’s beloved landmark on July 17 during a tour of some of the unseen and mostly undisturbed corners of the old Marion Town House. The committee, meeting for its second time, began with a tour […] Read more »